the start to a miraculous adventure mission trip 2013
Ill be there soon, so soon, I promise. Your faces keep me believing I can do it, your beautiful, beautiful faces give me hope. I will do my best to help you, this is my heart speaking not my religion, not what I feel I need to do to make up for what I have. No, I want you to smile, if only for a minute, laugh like you forgot what yesterday took from you. My dearest children I will be there soon.
UN says Haiti quake victims at risk over donor deficit
The United Nations in Haiti has warned that hundreds of thousands of quake victims are at risk due to an aid shortfall.
The UN humanitarian coordinator, Nigel Fisher, says the lack of money has led to reduced services in camps for those displaced by the earthquake in 2010.
Mr Fisher said donors had provided half the aid requested by Haiti last year.
He said this underfunding threatened the victims’ “very existence” and could reverse steps taken to combat cholera.
In a statement, Mr Fisher said Haiti had received only about half of the $382m in aid demanded last year.
He said international donors had so far provided less than 10% of the $231m called for this year.
Mr Fisher said the underfunding “threatens to reverse gains achieved in the fight against cholera through the promotion of sanitary and hygiene practices”.
“It threatens the very existence of hundreds of thousands of [displaced people] living in camps.”
“Almost half a million people still live in camps, exposed to cholera outbreaks and risks of flooding that will be exacerbated by the upcoming rainy and hurricane season from May to November,” he said.
Pictured: Many earthquake survivors are still living in tents
“Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the top of a mountain. So are many things learned in adversity which the prosperous man dreams not of.” – Charles Spurgeon
Today, will you please take a moment to pray for the people of Haiti as they continue to work hard to rise up out of poverty? Pray for resources such as medical care, microenterprise projects, and community development.
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